Current education expenditure, tertiary (% of total expenditure in tertiary public institutions) - Country Ranking

Definition: Current expenditure is expressed as a percentage of direct expenditure in public educational institutions (instructional and non-instructional) of the specified level of education. Financial aid to students and other transfers are excluded from direct expenditure. Current expenditure is consumed within the current year and would have to be renewed if needed in the following year. It includes staff compensation and current expenditure other than for staff compensation (ex. on teaching materials, ancillary services and administration).

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Ecuador 100.00 2013
1 Comoros 100.00 1998
1 Barbados 100.00 2014
1 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2009
1 Lebanon 100.00 2012
1 Puerto Rico 100.00 2013
1 South Africa 100.00 2014
1 Venezuela 100.00 2009
9 Dem. Rep. Congo 99.85 2013
10 Azerbaijan 99.82 2013
11 Sierra Leone 99.78 2014
12 St. Lucia 99.77 2000
13 Estonia 99.49 2004
14 Andorra 99.47 2014
15 Seychelles 99.19 2011
16 Cuba 99.18 2010
17 Macedonia 98.88 2002
18 Armenia 98.79 2014
19 Mauritius 98.64 2010
20 Antigua and Barbuda 98.62 2011
21 Jamaica 98.14 2014
22 Denmark 98.10 2011
23 Ukraine 97.70 2013
24 India 97.55 2005
25 Mongolia 97.30 2002
26 Burundi 97.19 2013
27 Argentina 97.11 2013
28 Belgium 97.06 2012
29 Ghana 96.90 2013
30 Turkmenistan 96.81 2012
31 Serbia 96.71 2012
32 Finland 96.65 2012
33 Oman 96.65 2002
34 Sweden 96.64 2012
35 Malta 96.28 2012
36 Lesotho 96.18 2008
37 Central African Republic 95.83 2010
38 Panama 95.74 2013
39 Kazakhstan 95.73 2014
40 Iceland 95.72 2011
41 Malawi 95.41 2014
42 Guinea-Bissau 95.27 2013
43 Zambia 95.24 2004
44 Moldova 94.86 2014
45 Zimbabwe 94.77 2009
46 Benin 94.72 2014
47 Madagascar 94.45 2013
48 Senegal 94.45 2010
49 Norway 94.16 2011
50 Chile 94.14 2011
51 Timor-Leste 94.10 2011
52 Ireland 94.10 2012
53 Kyrgyz Republic 93.88 2013
54 Iran 93.67 2014
55 Austria 93.46 2012
56 Guyana 93.13 2012
57 Uruguay 93.01 2011
58 Singapore 92.97 2013
59 Mexico 92.42 2011
60 El Salvador 92.35 2011
61 Botswana 92.25 2009
62 Portugal 92.12 2011
63 France 91.86 2012
64 Paraguay 91.85 2012
65 Belarus 91.81 2014
66 Bulgaria 91.43 2012
67 Honduras 91.17 2014
68 Italy 90.92 2011
69 Brazil 90.58 2012
70 Dominican Republic 90.45 2007
71 Czech Republic 90.32 2012
72 Croatia 90.16 2011
73 Germany 89.66 2012
74 Mali 89.64 2014
75 Cyprus 89.19 2011
76 Romania 89.15 2012
77 Netherlands 89.02 2012
78 Switzerland 88.93 2012
79 Slovenia 88.89 2012
80 United States 88.73 2011
81 Togo 88.39 2014
82 Tajikistan 88.26 1999
83 Canada 88.23 2012
84 Thailand 88.04 2012
85 Korea 87.50 2013
86 Philippines 87.46 2009
87 Bangladesh 87.06 2011
88 Japan 86.82 2013
89 Namibia 86.70 2000
90 Hungary 86.02 2011
91 Australia 85.80 2011
92 Russia 85.31 2012
93 Israel 85.21 2012
94 Albania 85.18 2013
95 Côte d'Ivoire 85.12 1999
96 The Gambia 84.78 2012
97 Morocco 84.64 2009
98 Spain 84.33 2012
99 Kuwait 84.00 2005
100 Niger 83.74 2014
101 Rwanda 82.22 2013
102 Nicaragua 82.00 2010
103 Vietnam 81.83 2012
104 Grenada 81.36 2003
105 Slovak Republic 81.16 2012
106 Bolivia 81.01 2014
107 Mozambique 80.74 2013
108 Peru 80.61 2014
109 Guatemala 80.46 2014
110 Indonesia 80.33 2013
111 Turkey 80.28 2011
112 Congo 80.04 2013
113 Latvia 79.75 2012
114 Burkina Faso 78.72 2007
115 Poland 78.23 2011
116 China 77.56 1999
117 Uganda 77.45 2013
118 Malaysia 76.62 2011
119 Jordan 76.48 1999
120 Tunisia 76.42 2010
121 Lithuania 75.07 2011
122 Cabo Verde 74.82 2009
123 Pakistan 71.52 2013
124 Angola 71.11 2006
125 Chad 67.72 2011
126 Macao SAR, China 67.06 2013
127 Guinea 66.82 2013
128 Greece 65.84 2005
129 Eritrea 63.74 2004
130 Cameroon 63.23 2013
131 St. Kitts and Nevis 62.20 1998
132 Hong Kong SAR, China 60.16 2012
133 Sri Lanka 59.68 2013
134 Colombia 54.93 2013
135 Belize 53.04 2001
136 Ethiopia 47.95 2013

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Current expenditure, tertiary is calculated by dividing all current expenditure in public institutions of tertiary education by total expenditure (current and capital) in public institutions of tertiary education, and multiplying by 100. Aggregate data are based on World Bank estimates. Data on education are collected by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics from official responses to its annual education survey. All the data are mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) to ensure the comparability of education programs at the international level. The current version was formally adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2011. The reference years reflect the school year for which the data are presented. In some countries the school year spans two calendar years (for example, from September 2010 to June 2011); in these cases the reference year refers to the year in which the school year ended (2011 in the example).

Aggregation method: Median

Periodicity: Annual